Altecnic, the UK's leading supplier of hydronic solutions and part of the Caleffi Group, leads the way for better system care and has welcomed the latest revision of the British standard for heating and cooling systems, BS 7593:2019, as it takes a whole system care perspective to the health of heating and cooling systems and not just at a component level.
BS 7593:2019 came into effect on 31st May 2019 and includes a number of significant key changes for those installing, specifying and maintaining domestic heating and cooling systems. For the first time, the fitting of a permanent in-line filter is mandatory in addition to a fresh water flush and extensive chemical clean before the inhibitor is added. Furthermore, an in-line filter must now be fitted to all systems.
The revised code highlights that a water test is now required each year to test the level of the inhibitor and overall cleanliness of the system. The inhibitor should also be re-dosed or have a full system water test undertaken every five years. BS 7593:2019 is now applicable to both closed loop heating and cooling circuits.
Gary Perry, Managing Director of Altecnic, comments: “Altecnic has advocated this approach for some time and has aligned it’s water treatment range to include a range of triple filtration (magnetic, non-magnetic and air) in line filters and water treatment chemicals accordingly. The latest products to this range include the Dirtmag Mini, the C1 and C3 FAST system care cleaner and inhibitor and the C7 Biocide and C4 Leak Sealer.”
Altecnic Ltd is the UK's leading supplier of hydronic solutions. Established near Stafford in 1987, the company imports and supplies over 5,000 product lines to distributors throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland. The company provides trade merchants, plumbing and heating engineers and specifiers with a comprehensive range of plumbing products, including; thermostatic mixing valves, underfloor heating, sealed systems, dirt and air separation, backflow prevention and vessels and a whole lot more.
Altecnic’s mission statement is to deliver the highest quality products, system care and services to its customers, through manufacturing excellence, innovation and education. Their extensive range of products and services are chosen by trade merchants, original equipment manufacturers, plumbing and heating engineers and specifiers. www.altecnic.co.uk